For the third year in a row, Medical Center schools as a whole have boosted the number of students who have decided to make health care careers their goal as the state’s future nurses, scientists, doctors, dentists, speech pathologists, occupational or physical therapists, among many more. In the face of the pandemic and personal crises, they have prevailed.
Children ages 5 and older can receive doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine at the Batson Kids Clinic located at 421 Stadium Circle by Veterans Memorial Stadium. Parents should make appointments for their children online at umc.edu/healthcare/make-an-appointment or by calling (601) 815-5300 or (888) 815-2005.
When 55 percent of eligible Mississippians were screened for colorectal cancer in 2014, a grassroots organization vowed to up that percentage to 70 percent by 2020. Today, founders of the 70X2020 Colorectal Cancer Screening Initiative can claim victory – but Mississippi is far from finished with the battle to prevent colorectal cancer..
Coming to Mississippi’s only children’s hospital from Cook Children’s Medical Center in Fort Worth, Texas, Dr. Phillip Burch is Children’s of Mississippi’s new chief of pediatric cardiothoracic surgery. Children’s heart surgeries are performed inside the state-of-the-art Kathy and Joe Sanderson Tower at Children’s of Mississippi.
Medical Center faculty and staff often are recognized regionally, nationally and internationally for their academic or medical achievements. These accolades place UMMC among health science centers worldwide.
Several interesting events are scheduled for the upcoming week at the Medical Center.
Medical Center leadership is proud to announce the following additions to its faculty and leadership staff.
Medical Center leadership is proud to acknowledge those employees who will celebrate service anniversaries during the week of November 15-21.